Oxbow Guinea pig Pellets

I’ve seen oxbow guinea pig pellets highly recommended by many owners on forums! In fact, it may be one of the most recommended feeds on the guinea pig market! So what is so special about this pellet mix? Lets find out shell we?!

As we have talked about in the guinea pig pellets reviews directory; there are several ingredients that are supposed to be very bad for guinea pigs to ingest. Lets have a look…


Ingredients

    • Timothy Grass Meal
    • Soybean Hulls
    • Soybean Meal
    • Cane Molasses
    • Wheat Middlings
    • Sodium Bentonite
    • Soybean Oil, Salt
    • Lignin Sulfonate
    • L-Ascorbyl-2-Monophosphate (Vitamin C)
    • Monocalcium Phosphate
    • Choline Chloride
    • Vitamin E Supplement
    • Zinc Sulfate
    • Yeast Culture
    • Hydrolyzed Yeast
    • Zinc Proteinate
    • Niacin
    • Copper Sulfate
    • d-Calcium Pantothenate
    • Manganous Oxide
    • Riboflavin Supplement
    • Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate
    • Magnesium Sulfate
    • Copper Proteinate
    • Vitamin A Supplement
    • Sodium Selenite
    • Manganese Proteinate
    • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride
    • Folic Acid
    • Vitamin D3 Supplement
    • Cobalt Carbonate
    • Vitamin B12 Supplement
    • Calcium Iodate




A little wheat and soy is not supposed to be an issue and I can’t see anything harmful except perhaps the molasses which is basically heated sugar, but a little of this is not harmful. It is exciting to see that it is made up of timothy grass and not alfalfa as so many of the brands have so this is a big bonus! Lets take a look at the percentages!

Percentages

  • Crude Protein (min) 14.00%
  • Crude Fat (min) 2.00%
  • Crude Fiber (min) 25.00%
  • Crude Fiber (max) 28.00%
  • Moisture (max) 10.00%
  • Calcium (min) 0.35%
  • Calcium (max) 0.75%
  • Phosphorus (min) 0.25%
  • Vitamin A (min) 10,000 IU/kg
  • Ascorbic Acid (Vit C.) (min) 250 mg/kg
  • Vitamin D3 (min) 900 IU/kg
  • Vitamin E (min) 190 IU/kg

oxbow-guinea-pig-pelletsA huge plus for this brand is that it recognizes that babies under six months, adults, pregnant and breast feeding guinea pigs all have different nutritional requirements. Thus they have made separate pellet feeds for different ages. The Cavy Cuisine bag is meant for adults over six months old. Whereas the Cavy Performance is meant for babies under six months and pregnant or nursing sows.

This is entirely safe for guinea pigs to eat! A very big yes! 1/8 cup per pig per day.

We rate this five out of five stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

You are more then welcome to ask any questions you may have about guinea pigs and their dietry requirements but for further information check out the pellets reviews page and the dietary requirements page!

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2 thoughts on “Oxbow Guinea pig Pellets

  • November 1, 2016 at 7:11 pm
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    Recently my 4 year old daughter has been asking about a pet. Although we already have 2 dogs in the house, she tells me, “but Daddy, I have never had my own pet before”. I started thinking about my childhood and the many pets we had growing up and remembered how much I enjoyed owning Guinea pigs. I started researching online since that has been many years ago and found your site. It has been very helpful and I have learned a lot. My daughter and I will be getting guinea pigs to add to the family soon and now I know the perfect food for them. Thanks again for the great info and keep up the good work. I will be back!
    Patrick

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    • November 1, 2016 at 7:54 pm
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      This is fantastic! I hope that everything works out for you and I’m so pleased that you were able to learn a lot from my website 😀 Feel free to ask me any questions that you need answering!

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